As part of the joint efforts of the NHLCA and the AHCA Women’s Hockey Committee, we have setup a 4 week development program exclusively for NCAA women’s hockey coaches as an extension of the NHLCA Mentorship Program.
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NHL coaches can’t really coach right now, since hockey isn’t being played. So they’re spending their newfound time coaching one another. The NHL Coaches’ Association expedited the launch of its mentorship program by six months to accommodate the thousands of coaches stuck inside and looking for enrichment.
“Todd Woodcroft is just a really nice man,” Maurice told me. “He’s the guy that makes sure people who do nice things get a thank you card. He’s the guy in our group that takes care of all of those things.”
At this past weekend’s TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto, theScore chatted with a group of high-level coaches to gain some insight into their profession as it evolves alongside the sport itself.
In two decades of coaching in the NHL, Todd Woodcroft has always been fascinated by one thing above all else: the centre position.
The backyard rink at the Woodcroft home on Cheritan Ave. in north Toronto was one busy locale back in the day.